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U.S. Breast Cancer Cases Could Rise 50 Percent by 2030
U.S. Breast Cancer Cases Could Rise 50 Percent by 2030 MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. women diagnosed with breast cancer could rise by as much as 50 percent within the next 15 years, according to new government predictio...
U.S. Boy's Death Highlights Rare Mosquito-Borne Infection
U.S. Boy's Death Highlights Rare Mosquito-Borne Infection FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The death from encephalitis of a 6-year-old Tennessee boy has led researchers to a better understanding of the mosquito-borne virus that killed the ch...
Unauthorized Breaches of Medical Records on the Rise
Unauthorized Breaches of Medical Records on the Rise TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breaches in data security exposed more than 29 million health records to potential criminal misuse between 2010 and 2013, a new study found. Most of the b...
U.S. Agrees to Help Launch 'African CDC'
U.S. Agrees to Help Launch 'African CDC' MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An agreement to help create an African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was signed Monday by the United States and the African Union. "The West African Ebola...
Uninsured May Face Much Higher Charges for Cancer Drugs
Uninsured May Face Much Higher Charges for Cancer Drugs TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors may charge uninsured patients anywhere from two to 43 times what private insurance plans or Medicare pay for chemotherapy drugs, a new study est...
Urine Isn't Free of Bacteria
Urine Isn't Free of Bacteria FRIDAY, April 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Though it's commonly believed that urine is bacteria-free, normal urine is not sterile, a new study finds. "Clinicians previously equated the presence of bacteria in urine to infec...
U.S. Pediatricians Remain Opposed to Random Drug Tests in Schools
U.S. Pediatricians Remain Opposed to Random Drug Tests in Schools MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Random drug testing in schools may sound like a good way to keep kids off drugs, but there is little evidence it works, the American Academy o...
U.S. Kids Getting Fewer Daily Calories From Fast Food
U.S. Kids Getting Fewer Daily Calories From Fast Food MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- American children are getting fewer calories a day from fast food restaurants, but one-third still eat ready-to-go pizza, chicken and burgers on a daily b...
U.S. Deaths Due to High Blood Pressure Keep Rising: CDC
U.S. Deaths Due to High Blood Pressure Keep Rising: CDC THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The overall death rate from high blood pressure in the United States has increased 23 percent since 2000, even as the death rate from all other causes...
Urine Test Shows Promise for Early Diagnosis of Kidney Cancer
Urine Test Shows Promise for Early Diagnosis of Kidney Cancer FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A urine test might someday become a much-needed early detection test for kidney cancer, a new study suggests. "This research is very important and...